Rugby League is set to explode into action with the Team McMillan Nines at Browne Park on the 5th and 6th March, 2016. After staging the inaugural RRL Nines competition earlier this year, organisers have expanded the format to two days to allow for more teams from across the state.
Team McMillan Nines Organiser Walson Carlos said it was great to welcome new Naming Rights sponsors Team McMillan on board for the 2016 edition of the carnival.
“It’s our second year with the Nines format and we are really trying to build on what we achieved in 2015. I really commend Michael and Team McMillan for getting behind this event. The Team McMillan Nines has massive growth potential into the future and these type of events have such a positive impact on not only the local sporting community but the wider economy.” Carlos said.
For Team McMillan their desire to support the event stemmed from a commitment to sporting and community events that promote Rockhampton and stimulate the local economy. Mayoral candidate Michael McMillan said rugby league is one of the most popular sports in the Rockhampton region with a rich history of local players going on to further their careers in the NRL. “Events like this are a wonderful way to bring a community together and the economic benefits gained from the visiting teams and supporters are also a great boost for our local traders.” McMillan said.
The Team McMillan Nines will hold a 16-team Open Men’s competition, 6-team U/20s Men’s competition and a 4-team Women’s competition over the two days with total prizemoney set to exceed $10,000.
In the Open Men’s two-time defending premiers Yeppoon Seagulls will attempt to defend their title after taking out the Inaugural Nines competition in 2015. Strong challengers for the title are expected to come from Norths Chargers, Woorabinda Warriors, Blackwater Crushers and the Mackay Magpies.
For all Team McMillan Nines Media enquiries please contact Walson Carlos on 0419 429 675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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